Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ray of Inspirology: Lanvin F/W 2014 Campaign

It's a family affair!

I have been fascinated by Lanvin's campaign for the past few seasons because the creative team always creates something new and refreshing for the audience. For this season, the team has once again thought of an interesting idea by inviting Edie Campbell and her family to be in the campaign.

These beautiful shots are captured by Tim Walker. The shots are simple, yet they emit a very playful vibe. Once again, I love the concept of having the entire family together for this shoot and now this series has just become the Campbell family portrait session. These photos also show Lanvin is definitely for everyone (as long as you can afford the pieces).

In the future, I do wish: a) Tim Walker taking pictures of me and my family, and b) all of us will be wearing Lanvin.

Make sure you check out the video too because you will see a special appearance by Alber Elbaz!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time[less]: Hendrik Lorentz Wrist Watch by Pellikaan Timing

Gentlemen, it is time to invest in a good wrist watch. Even with today's smart phones glued to our palms flashing all kinds of information ranging from the current time and weather to the state of our stocks, a good wrist watch is a fashion accessory must have. The watch a man places on his wrist speaks volumes about who he is and what he is about. Pellikaan Timing believes a wrist watch should not only look great and make a statement, but function with incredible precision and grace.

Their new model is named after one of Holland's greatest theoretical physicists, Henrik Lorentz, who is also known as the scientific father of Albert Einstein. Lorentz's "local time" formula, (Lorentz transformations) is emulated in the scales of the dial, which are separate for each hand. The face of the watch is a crisp pearled silver, while the hands are a stark matte black. This colour combination is reminiscent of that used on scientific instruments of days gone by and is known to increase the visual accuracy. The end result is a strikingly clean, timeless and remarkable design.

Flip this elegant timepiece over and you will discover an exquisite crystal clear saphire window for easy viewing of the automatic Swiss Soprod A10-2 movement. Just try to fight the urge to take it off and show this feature to everyone who compliments you on your watch!  Bottom line, you need a watch that can transition from business to pleasure, from day to night and all the while exude reserved majestic confidence with a timeless design. I believe the Henrik Lorentz with a versatile black leather alligator strap is the one. Check out Pellikaan Timing to see other styles and to learn more about this fascinating company founded in 2009 by former pharmacist Hubert Pellikaan.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ray of Inspirology: Alexander McQueen F/W 2014 Campaign

I feel like I am having a Déjà vu moment right now. Why? Because this Alexander McQueen campaign is very close to what I have in mind.

This series of photos is shot by Steven Klein and it features supermodel Edie Campbell. If you saw the runway show back in February, then you should know the collection has a very dark fairytale twist and these photos can really show the aesthetic of it. The campaign is elegant, dark, haunting, and with a hint of bohemian vibe. Also, the horses add a nice touch to some of the photos as a princess in fairytale often ends up riding a horse (right?). To me, this is the perfect campaign to represent the house of Alexander McQueen.

What do you think?

Courtesy of Alexander McQueen